April 6, 1957 ~ June 28, 2019
Mel passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 62. Mel is predeceased by his father Anton, mother Nellie, and brother Richard. He is survived by his loving wife Linda Gmiterek of 38 years; daughters, Melissa (Jeremy) and Ashley (Brent); and grandchildren, Raina, Brooks, Garrett, Cruz, and Karli.
Mouse was born and raised in Beausejour where he was known for his outstanding carpentry skills, hockey playing abilities, and his love for his family. He met Linda in 1979 and married her the following year where they began their family. Mouse loved his girls more than anything and could not have been more proud. He found more room in his heart to love his five grandchildren with the same love he had for his three girls.
Mouse never missed a Jets or Bombers game. He loved watching sports but loved playing games just the same. He never went easy on his girls; he loved to win against them. Playing lawn darts, card games, ping pong and board games were among his favourite games to beat us at. When he wasn’t busy playing games, you could find him adoringly playing with his cats.
Mouse had the most amazing sense of humour. You could always find him giggling about situations even when it may not have been the right time. He loved to laugh, and we loved to hear his laugh. Daddy, your laugh and smile will be in our hearts forever and always.
We are beyond appreciative to the home care and palliative care staff, as well as Dr. Van Rensburg and staff, who were so caring and compassionate throughout Mel’s last days.
A service for Mouse will be held at Sobering Funeral Chapel on Monday, July 8 at 1:00 p.m.Print This Obituary & Condolences